So as I was doing the family tree and thinking about my final project, it’s forced me (clearly) to think about myself as an artist, which is something I’ve always struggled with. I am not an art major, and even though I’m a creative person who enjoys making things, I’ve just always struggled to see myself that way, and if so, what kind of artist would I be?
The past few years I’ve realized I kind of have a special place in my heart for photography, but still can’t seem to think of myself as a photographer. One reason I think this is is because I don’t have a fancy-schmancy cool camera of any sort. I’ve also never really taken a class or learned from a professional. Most pictures I take that I might begin to consider decent or artistic are on my smartphone. I even chose my latest phone, a Droid Mini, based on the fact that it had the best camera out of the options I could get, and not many other factors. The more I’ve thought about it and seen however, and as technology progresses I start to wonder – maybe one can be a photographer with just a smartphone camera?
For example, this is a cool video I found, that not only shows more COOL TRICKS ! ! ! but also began to make me see photography, and myself as a possible *gasp* photographer, in a new light.
What’s your guys favorite trick from this vid? What do you think of smartphone photography as an actual legitimate way of making art? Let me know if you try out any of these tricks and what you think!